Users across the world are reporting a loss of access to the iTunes Store on their first-generation Apple TV units. While a few have said a restart fixed the problem, most of those discussing the problem on Apple’s support forums have found no solution. Many are speculating that Apple has deliberately disabled iTunes connectivity for the obsolete model, although the absence of any note on the device’s support landing page suggests the cutoff is accidental.
The first-generation Apple TV was the only model with a built-in hard disk to store content. Users report that even playback from this is compromised since 17 April, with video stuttering, but this problem is reduced or eliminated when the device is disconnected from the internet. [Read the full article…]